Monday
Sep302013

Mascara Monday: Too Faced Better Than False Lashes.

I was very intrigued by this new lash system from Too Faced called Better Than False Lashes. Of course, it promises big bold lashes, but in a different way as it uses actual lashes fibers in a multi-step system. I know there are a few fiber lash systems out there, and having never tried any makes this process new to me.

You get two tubes, which make up the 3 steps. One tube is the first step, called the Activating Base and Top Coat. The next tube is the Nylon Lash Fibers. You simply apply the base coat to the lashes, followed by the nylon fiber step, and then finish with another coat of the first product, which is now used as a top coat.

Basically, the first step is a mascara. Used alone, it gives nice length, separation and volume to the lashes. The next step, which I was nervous about because I wear contact lenses, is the fiber application. I was worried that I would get all these little fibers flying into my eyes, but I did not. The nylon fibers clung to the base coat and didn't budge. Phew!  I immediately noticed that I had a lot more lash to build upon, which was apparent when I applied the first product again, now the top coat. My lashes tripled in volume and even more length was added. I was so impressed!

For everyday, depending on the mascara, I use one to two coats. For an all out smokey eye look or night-time eye, I almost always use three coats of mascara and this system takes no more time than that. The difference is the end result when using Too Faced Better Than False Lashes because my lashes are the biggest and boldest that they have ever been without wearing actual falsies.

Too Faced Better Than False Lashes sells for $35.00 and is available right now at Sephora.

Friday
Sep272013

Clinique Superprimer Face Primers.

Hopefully by now you know that you need a makeup primer. Every day. A makeup primer helps to perfect your skin for your foundation - or makeup. It does so much more than just "prime" and smooth skin. A makeup primer fills in pores and lines; it creates a barrier to seal in hydration; it helps to keep makeup in place all day. Makeup primers just keep getting better and better. A great example of this are the new Superprimer Face Primers from Clinique. These new primers take makeup priming a step further, as the Superprimers color correct skin too.

Clinique Superprimer Face Primers

Clinique Superprimers come in one formula, as in the formula that smoothes and primes skin is the same, but in five tinted formulas. Each tinted formula is specifically designed for ones' specific skin care needs. Do you have redness, dullness, sallowness or other skin care discolorations? There is a specific primer here for you.

Clinique Superprimer Face Primers : Which primer is right for you?

The five colour correcting, skin perfecting shade variation address specific complexion concerns. Each one uses the theory of colour science to color correct or neutralize the contrasting concerns to even out skin and helps makeup look more even.

Colour Corrects Redness - This yellow tinted primer colour corrects skin redness for a neutral, even base.

Colour Corrects Dullness - Pink tinted primer colour corrects dull, lackluster skin for a vibrant, radiant base.

Colour Corrects Dullness for Deeper Skins - Soft, pearlized bronze tinted primer colour corrects ashiness and dullness on deeper complexions for a radiant, healthy looking base.

Colour Corrects Discolorations - Peach tinted primer helps colour correct dark spots, acne scars and areas of hyperpigmentation for a brighter, even-toned base.

Universal Face Primer - This one is a simple makeup primer, with no colour correcting properties. If you have an even complexion, this one is for you.

Colour Corrects Sallowness - Lavender tinted primer colour corrects sallow skin for a healthy base.

I have some redness in my face, but I am more concerned with discoloration and overall unevenness, so I have been using the peach tinted primer. The peach tint works really well to make my skin look more even, and overall more natural and better looking. My makeup goes on more smoothly when using and lasts all day long too.

Clinique Superprimer Face Primers are available now at all Clinique locations for $27.00 each.

Friday
Sep272013

BeWell Expo, Ticket & Swag Bag Giveaway.

The ultimate beauty and wellness oasis, the BeWell Beauty & Wellness Expo takes place next month in Pasadena, California. On October 12th & 13th, over 100 spa and wellness exhibitors will take over the Pasadena Convention Center for an experience like no other.

BeWell Expo, Ticket & Swag Bag Giveaway

Immerse yourself in the tools your body, mind and spirit need to look and feel good at the two day experience. Check out things like the following:

  • Skin Analysis Lounge - identify your skin type and understand the current condition of your skin
  • Eco–Beauty Makeup Bar - find the best natural makeup to lock in your look
  • Brow Bar - get a whole new look with a beautifully shaped eyebrow
  • Eco-Nail Bar - treat yourself to the healthier gel polish manicure
  • Tanning Bar - Feel and look like you just spent a week on the beach
  • Aura imaging
  • Initiate, inspire and transform yourself at the Yoga Studio + receive free GAIAM mats on a first come, first serve basis

There will also be lectures and demonstrations on energy healing, chakra balancing, relaxation techniques, color therapy, inner peace solutions, aromatherapy and so much more.

All of the above is included in the ticket price of $25 for a one day pass or $50 for a two day pass. Use code BW2013 for 20% off! Register at BeWell-Expo.com. Tickets are limited, so get yours now.

My friends at the Be Well Expo have given me a pair of tickets and a swag bag (worth $300+) to give away to one lucky reader.

The swag bag includes:

  • Sheer translucent finishing powder from Plain Jane Beauty
  • Oxygen mask from Lumavera
  • Bio Absolute Eye Serum Gel from Bio France Lab
  • Nightly and Daily Beauty Tea from BijaBody
  • Vita B from Auspect Clinical
  • Exfoliating Scalp Cleanser from Revivogen PRO
  • Lace Highlighters from Chella
  • Love and Gratitude bracelets from The Infinite Love & Gratitude Wellness Center

One winner will receive two tickets to the Be Well Expo and the Swag Bag with contents listed above. To enter, please leave me a comment on this post stating that you want to go to the expo. One entrant will be randomly selected as the winner. By entering this sweepstakes, you agree to all the official rules listed below.

The Be Well Expo Tickets & Swag Bag Sweepstakes
OFFICIAL RULES

The Be Well Expo Tickets & Swag Bag Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is intended for participation only in the United States (excluding Rhode Island) and shall be construed according to, and governed exclusively by, United States law.  Do not participate in the Sweepstakes if you are not a legal resident of the United States (excluding Rhode Island) physically located in the United States (other than in Rhode Island)  at the time of entry or do not fall within the eligibility requirements set forth in these official rules.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  A PURCHASE, DONATION OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE CHANCES OF WINNING.

PROMOTION DESCRIPTION:  The Sweepstakes begins on or about September 27, 2013 at 5:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) and ends on or about October 4, 2013 at 5:00 AM EST (the “Promotion Period”).  By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Beautiful Makeup Search (“Sponsor”), which shall be final and binding in all respects.  Sponsor reserves the right to modify or terminate sweepstakes if conditions arise that compromise its integrity or intended play.

ELIGIBILITY:  Only legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia  (excluding Rhode Island) who are eighteen (18) years of age or older and located in the United States and the District of Columbia (excluding Rhode Island)  at the time of entry are eligible to enter the Sweepstakes. Employees of Sponsor and Sponsor’s advertiser partners and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, retailers, sales representatives, advertising and promotion agencies and each of their respective officers, directors and employees (and immediate family members and those persons living in the same household of any such officers, directors and employees) (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”), are ineligible to enter the Sweepstakes or win the prize.  Subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.  Void in Rhode Island, Puerto Rico, all U.S. territories and possessions and overseas military installations, and where prohibited.

TO ENTER: Leave me a comment on this post saying that you want to go to the expo. Each comment is assigned a number and one winning number will be randomly selected by random.org on or about October 4, 2013. Winner will be notified by email left by entrant in the comment form.  Winner has 48 hours to respond or prize will be forfeited. All decisions by the sponsor are final.

PRIZE DELIVERY: Expo tickets will be mailed to the winner by October 12, 2013 and the swag bag will need to be picked up at the Be Well event.

This post is brought to you by BeWell Expo.